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Michael Talbott (born February 2, 1955) is an American actor. He is best known for his co-starring role as Det. Stanley Switek in the 1980s series Miami Vice.

Michael Talbott
Born (1955-02-02) February 2, 1955 (age 64)
OccupationActor, spokesman
Years active1973–2001, 2014

His other television credits include M*A*S*H, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, Eight is Enough and other series.[1]

Talbott also appeared in a number of films, playing a bully in Carrie, a party-crasher in Big Wednesday, a highway patrolman in Any Which Way You Can, a reckless stunt driver in Used Cars, a real estate agent in Manhunter, and a reluctant deputy in First Blood. He had a small part in National Lampoon's Vacation but his scene was edited out of the final cut, although his character "Cowboy" is shown in a photograph during the end credits, and his name appears in the credits as well.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Talbott is outspoken supporter and member of National Rifle Association[2] and currently lives in his hometown of Waverly, Iowa.

As of 2011 he is also a spokesperson/presenter for Panteao Productions, a production company and distributor of firearms and tactical videos.[citation needed]

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b Michael Talbott Biography (1955-) Film Reference
  2. ^ NRA News Interview With Actor Michael Talbott,; accessed June 29, 2016.

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